Spicy Sausage and Chard Pasta

Spicy Sausage and Chard Pasta Recipe
Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Willy and Sandy Hermann, readers from Orinda, California, shared this easy one-dish meal with us. They like to use hot sausage, but mild is good too. You can use the chard stems for soup if you like.


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 692
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Protein 28 g
Fat 33 g
Satfat 15 g
Carbohydrate 72 g
Fiber 11 g
Sodium 848 mg
Cholesterol 92 mg


12 ounces whole-wheat or regular linguine
12 ounces hot Italian sausages, casings removed
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 bunch Swiss chard, stems discarded and leaves chopped
4 Roma or medium beefsteak tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup slivered fresh basil leaves
Shaved parmesan cheese


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat a large, wide pot over medium heat. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic, stirring frequently, until sausage starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add chard and tomatoes and cook, covered, until chard wilts, about 4 minutes. Stir in cream.

2. Put drained pasta in a large, shallow serving bowl. Pour sausage and chard mixture over pasta and sprinkle with basil and parmesan cheese.

Willy and Sandy Hermann, Orinda, CA,


October 2012
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